The Female Lead

Celebrating Women in Male-Dominated Industries: Automotive

In addition to dealing with gender-based stereotypes in the workplace, many women in male-dominated industries often struggle to prove the value of their work. One of the largest industries that still significantly underrepresents women in managerial roles is the automotive industry. 

Since the percentage of women holding managerial and executive roles in this industry is still sometimes within the single digits, CarRentals recently published a timeline celebrating women in motor history to highlight some of the incredible contributions women have made despite the underrepresentation and obstacles they continue to face today.

From early female engineers and inventors, to CEOs and race car drivers, the timeline reflects the importance of gender equality in STEM fields and male-dominated industries.

Check out the graphic below to get inspired by the ingenuity and tenacity of these boundary-breaking women.


timeline of women in motor history